Is the classification of contemporary horror film in Britain too liberal?

Turner, Paul (2011) Is the classification of contemporary horror film in Britain too liberal? BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    A thorough investigation into the classification of the horror film in Great Britain was conducted to establish whether or not the classification of the horror film is too liberal. Through an interview with the BBFC, analysis of the film classification guidelines and examination of literature into the influences that affect the social acceptability of the horror film, the outcome suggests there has been a surge in film violence in recent years. New technologies such as the DVD and Internet have influenced the public attitudes of the horror film through the use of effective marketing. Independent film festivals encourage the creation of amateur horror films, invariably demonstrating the market that exists for the genre. The genre is reliant upon attempting to further the boundaries of violence and the aforementioned factors have influenced social perspectives of horror.

    Social views which generate the guidelines for film classification have constituted towards a higher inclusion of violence and as a result, a liberalisation of the horror film.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Creative Technologies
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2011 15:23
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:40

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